Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 is priced at Rs. 27,990 and though it may seem a bit expensive, and a tad bit bulky this is one camera that should not be missed out on. With 3D capabilities, a phenomenal telephoto zoom, ease of usability and GPS functions this camera is loaded and can be a perfect travel companion.
Summary: As far as features are concerned, the Panasonic ZS10 is a pretty slick camera; however, if you are stickler for fine detail in image quality, I think you will find that there are other cameras in the same price range that will do a better job.
Excerpt: Panasonic has added two new models to their popular ZS-series of compact long-zoom digicams, the Lumix DMC-ZS10 and Lumix DMC-ZS8. Both offer a powerful 16x optical zoom lens with their proven MEGA O.I.S. stabilization system, 3.0-inch LCDs, and 14-megapixels of resolution; the ZS10 is the more expensive of the two with various added features over the ZS8.
Conclusion: The Panasonic TZ20 fills every need for a compact camera to take on your travels. Its versatility, however, makes it a great all-rounder for everyday use, as well. Small, subtle and capable of producing sharp, punchy pictures, it's ideal for street photography or days out. But with the Panasonic TZ20 price at around £300, you could probably wait for other manufacturers to catch up with its feature set and grab it (or an equivalent) for a little bit less.
Conclusion: It is truly tough to summarise what really is something of a two-faced beast. When it comes to features and useability, the TZ20 sets a great standard. Its fast, accurate and can do pretty much all that the travelling photography enthusiast would require. But the photographic game has always been determined by image quality, and this is where the question of noticeable noise at the lowest ISO level might possibly become an issue for some, especially considering the TZ20...
Summary: Lots of photo enthusiasts don't want to haul a bulky DSLR, a full sized tripod, and a heavy bag of lenses everywhere they go. They want small, quick, inconspicuous, responsive, high performance cameras designed by photographers for photographers.
Pros: HD video, Easily usable by both beginners and advanced shooters, Good Leica zoom lens
Cons: Poorly written user's manual, Image noise, Expensive
Conclusion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 is one of the best compact on the market and probably the smallest long zoom camera. Although a bit pricey, premium features like full HD capture, extra long zoom (for a compact), GPS and fast shooting will offer you the best package in a small body available.
Summary: The TZ20 is certainly packed out with features. Whether a point-and-shoot user looking for the potential for more control, or just someone who wants a decent zoom range in a relatively small package, the TZ20 has plenty of ground covered. intelligent Auto (iA), full manual controls and the 16x zoom certainly see to that.
Summary: The good news for Panasonic and buyers of the Lumix TZ20 / ZS10 is the camera really does deliver a number of key benefits over earlier models. Previous bug-bears like slow continuous shooting and vertical streaks in video have been resolved. The GPS landmark database and lookup have been improved. The camera can now film 1080i Full HD video.
Pros: Broad and well-corrected 16x zoom covers every situation., 1080i video with zooming, stereo sound and continuous AF., Built-in GPS with large database of landmarks and easy editing., Touch-screen interface - just tap where you want it to focus., Fast continuous shooting up to 10fps at the full resolution.
Cons: Patchy image quality even at 100 ISO. Noisy throughout ISO range., Under-utilised touch-screen. Easy to change AF area by mistake., Minimal control over image quality - little if any tweaking., Record / play switch less intuitive than a plain play button.